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Christopher Coleman, serving a term of life without parole in the 2009 killing of his wife and two children in Columbia, Ill., has been moved to a Wisconsin prison, his father said today.

The Rev. Ronald Coleman said his son was moved on Wednesday and driven to the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisc. Coleman had been serving his time at a prison in Pontiac, Ill.

Sharyn Elman, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections, declined to confirm the location, only to say that he is no longer in Illinois. In June, the agency announced it would move Coleman away from the state for unspecified safety reasons.

Coleman, a former bodyguard for televangelist Meyer, was convicted in May of strangling his wife, Sheri, and two sons to start a new life with a mistress. He is appealing the conviction.

Nicholas J.C. Pistor is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.